A newly-announced symposium will examine the unique sub-culture associated with jam bands. Billed as “Sharing in the Groove: Jam Music & Culture Through the Years,” the one-day gathering will offer “a chance to hear from the jam community across disciplines, from those working behind the scenes to those approaching the music and culture from academic perspectives.” Sharing in the Groove will take place on Saturday, April 21st at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington, VT, a city that has some serious jam band history of its own (hint: Phish). Many of the scheduled speakers are people who have written about the jam band community from an academic and/or cultural angle, such as Melvin Backstrom (The Music Played the Band: The Jamband Genre and Musical Sociality) and Taraleigh Weathers (How to Rock Your Life: Maintain the Magic of Live Music in Your Everyday Experience). Other speakers include Brando Rich of CashOrTrade and Kevin Statesir of Burlington venue Higher Ground.”I’m looking forward to framing jam band discourse in a symposium setting,” says symposium organizer Isaac Slone. “We will hear from those involved with different eras of jam culture and will pass the mic as much as we can to drive a holistic discussion. Talks will range from exploring the anarchist aspects and attitudes that can be found in Phish’s music and career to learning about the development of facets of our scene like CashorTrade.”In addition to the speakers and panelists, Sharing in the Groove will also feature a set of music as well as an after party. Tickets for the event are currently on sale, and more information can be found via the Facebook event page.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 18, 2017 at 11:36 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Syracuse trailed for much of the game at Georgia Tech last Sunday afternoon until, with about five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Alexis Peterson tied it.After clawing all the way back, head coach Quentin Hillsman expected his team to finish the game off. Syracuse ended up losing by nine.“If we just give it another 20 percent, 25 percent more, I think we win the game,” Hillsman said. “That was a game that I was very disappointed in our effort.”Syracuse (13-6, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) has a sparkling 9-0 record at the Carrier Dome this season. But the Orange has almost as many losses on the road this year (six) as it had total losses all of last year (eight). SU needs to rectify its woes outside of the Dome when it goes to Tallahassee, Florida, to play No. 7 Florida State (17-2, 5-1) on Thursday night.Sunday wasn’t the first time coaches have noticed a less-than-stellar effort from the Orange. Hillsman said his team just came out flat during a 108-84 loss to DePaul on Nov. 27 at a neutral site in Florida.Assistant coach Tammi Reiss has likened the issues to a lack of effort, specifically on the defensive end and on the boards.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We love offense,” Reiss said sarcastically. “We don’t want to guard anybody, and we don’t want to rebound.“And that’s what our program’s about. Defending, turning people over and second chance points. And we’re not doing that.”The Orange allows 56.3 points per game at home, but gives up 77.7 points on the road. Part of that massive disparity is thanks to early-season games against weaker opponents, such as giving up only 30 points to Coppin State on Dec. 7.But the outliers don’t account for the more than 20-point difference. The Orange hadn’t given up more than 100 points in a game in either of the last two seasons. SU has done it twice this year.“It’s all about the kind of energy we come on the court with,” senior forward Isabella Slim said. “(Sometimes) we come on the court with a lot of energy and it just goes well and just goes in a positive spiral, and sometimes it just goes the other way around.”Reiss thinks that it’s an issue of having the proper mindset for playing on the road, making the trip an easy experience and feeding off the “chirping” opposing fans. Hillsman, though, pointed to the fact that it’s simply harder to win games away from home.Still, he’s disappointed that his team hasn’t finished close away games down the stretch. It’s something he knows his team will have to change going forward in order to find consistency no matter where the game is played.“That’s what we’re trying to do,” Reiss said. “Give that same effort we give at home, on the road.” Comments
UPDATED: May 7, 2017 at 5:06 p.m.At the end of every sports season, there’s an award ceremony. With the Syracuse academic year coming to a close, The Daily Orange sports staff wanted to hand out its own awards, decided on by the readers.There will be five categories to vote on: Best Transfer, Best Team, Best Moment, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. One poll will be sent out every day on Twitter (@DOsports) and will be open for 24 hours, giving readers a full day to vote and pick the winner. The Daily Orange sports staff considered multiple options for each category before settling on the four in each poll.Here were the nominees, listed in alphabetical order by last name, for Rookie of the YearJessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyus Battle: Men’s BasketballBattle entered his freshman year as the 35th best recruit, per ESPN, and wowed the crowd with his athleticism at Orange Madness. He didn’t disappoint during the season, either. Battle averaged 11.3 points per game on 43 percent shooting, tacking on 1.3 steals too. He scored 20 points in three of his final five games.Courtesy of the ACCEmily Hawryschuk: Women’s LacrosseHawryschuk was the eighth best freshman in the incoming class, per Inside Lacrosse. She’s come to SU and has been a scoring machine for the Orange. Her 38 goals are second on the team, nine more than the third most (Natalie Wallon with 29) and just three off of Riley Donahue’s — who is a Tewaaraton Award nominee — team-leading 41.Codie Yan | Staff PhotographerMiranda Ramirez: TennisAs a freshman Ramirez was one of, if not the overall best player on Syracuse this year. She had a 10-1 record combined as the second and third singles player, quickly catapulting her up to the first singles spot. She finished the year a team-best 15-6 in singles play, and along with teammate Gabriella Knutson, formed the Orange’s No. 1 doubles pairing, which finished the year 9-7. Her performance earned her a spot on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team.Jordan Phelps | Staff Photographer*Winner* Alexa Romero: SoftballRomero already had a unique advantage coming into the year as one of the few lefty pitchers in the ACC. She’s developed into the Orange’s ace, pitching a team-high 141.2 innings while maintaining a 2.72 era and 154 strikeouts. She’s thrown seven complete games in the process and held opponents to a .213 batting average against. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Steve Sidwell has revealed to talkSPORT his playing career could be over after a nightmare year on the sidelines.The 35-year-old midfielder has not kicked a ball this season due to back and ankle problems which both required surgery, and is now without a club after leaving Brighton.Sidwell played a key role in the Seagulls’ return to the Premier League, making 34 appearances as they finished second in the Championship to seal promotion in 2016/17.Last year, the former Chelsea and Fulham man was looking forward to his top flight return when he suffered an ankle injury in pre-season.He spent a year in rehabilitation, but left Brighton at the end of the campaign after struggling to get back to full fitness.Joining the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast in the studio on Thursday, Sidwell said he is trying to make a comeback but admitted he may be forced to hang up his boots.Its been a tough year injury-wise,” the midfielder told talkSPORT.If you would have asked me this time this year, I was fit and healthy and looking forward to the Premier League – roll on 12 months and Ive not kicked a ball. Ive been out all season and its been tough.Ill be honest with you, its a bit up in the air, he said about his future as a player.Could it be over? Possibly.Sidwell played a big role in the Championship for Brighton before injury forced him out for a seasonIve been working hard in rehab this year. Its been constant. Sometimes you need to pull the handbrake up and have a rest, but thats not really worked either.I need to have a good think over the summer, do a bit of training and just be honest with myself to see if can I go in and do it again.Im 35, but if youd have asked me last year I could have played until 37 or 38 easy. Im naturally fit and it wouldnt have been a problem.Im talking it down at the moment – theres still a chance I can play.Asked if he would consider dropping a league or even two – to prolong his playing career, he added: Yeah, Ive got no problems with that, no problems at all.Ive just come off a two-day A-Licence course as well, so Im doing my badges.I want to stay in football one way or another.Sidwell speaks to his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho ahead of Man United v Brighton this seasonListen back IN FULL above as Steve Sidwell and Darren Bent discuss their futures on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast